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Second night of curfew quiet

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Second night of curfew quiet

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Barbados was quiet last night. So quiet, the silence seemed loud.

On the second night of the country’s state of emergency, Barbadians definitely respected the curfew in place.

Sheds which are usually swarming with youth were bare, the only signs of habitation being a few empty beverage bottles left by the wayside.

The parish of St Thomas was eerily quiet, as our media team visited areas such as Redman’s Village, Bagatelle, Shop Hill, Arthur’s Seat, Melrose, Welchman Hall, Sturges and Cane Garden.

Every few minutes, a police patrol vehicle could be seen, its red and blue lights flashing as it meandered through some small back roads in St Thomas to make sure no danger lurked.

In Bridgetown, there was more  activity, as empty Transport Board buses were driven into the state agency’s Weymouth headquarters. Security company G4S personnel were also in that company’s vehicles being taken to and from work.

On Martindale’s Road, a few medical health personnel chatted on the sidewalk outside the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and very few cars entered the facility.

A couple kilometres away along Bush Hill at the Garrison, the spot where sex workers frequent was also absent of activity. (BA)


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